South Leeds voluntary organisations form new partnership

Eleven community organisations across south Leeds will come together on Monday 26 March to form a new partnership – Aspire to Succeed, writes Al Garthwaite.

For over ten years, the Aspire To Succeed partners including ASHA Neighbourhood Centre, Health for All and South Leeds Community Radio have worked together to attract substantial inward investment in commissions and grants to improve the lives and prospects of local residents.

Hillside in Beeston. Photograph by John Baron
Joint projects have included community health and wellbeing, adult learning, digital media, enterprise and skills activities for children and young people, large scale community events and many others.

Rachel Koivunen, Voluntary Action Leeds project manager, said:

“The Aspire to Succeed Partnership is a great example of how Third Sector organisations in Leeds are being proactive in working together to meet the ever changing commissioning landscape.

“The collective knowledge, experience and range of services offered to communities in South Leeds through this partnership is phenomenal!”

Aspire to Succeed members are :

Supported by Leeds City Council, NHS Leeds and Voluntary Action Leeds, Aspire to Succeed will launch their partnership on Monday 26 March at Hillside.